Drawer Slide Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Bethel, CT

    Del-Tron is a distributor of linear and ball bearing slides. Some of our product line includes drawer slides, crossed roller and xy tables, roller slides, multi-axis positioning and motor-ready lead screw stages. With the world’s first subminiature heavy-duty ball slide with straight-line design & recirculating feature, custom designs are available. Visit our website for more information.

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  • Bethel, CT

    When describing Tusk Direct, a linear slide distributor, products such as linear motion components, drawer slides, ball & crossed roller slides, dovetail slides, bushings, multi-axis positioners & motor ready lead screw actuators come to mind. Our linear slide products (subminiature - heavy duty) offer high accuracy. We offer same day shipping, life-load calculators and cad drawings.

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  • Hatfield, PA

    Isotech is a distributor of precision linear motion components: air cylinders, linear actuators, linear slides, ball slide assemblies, crossed roller slide assemblies, re-circulating ball slide guides. We can supply standard or high precision products in either English or metric, all with the convenience of on-line ordering. Our parts are ready for installation right out of the box.

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  • Bloomfield, NY

    Established in 1967, Velmex makes manual & motor driven dovetail slides, open frame tables, twin rail slides, rotary and XY stages. Choose hand, lead screw or belt drive. Our UniSlide, XSlide & BiSlide Assemblies can do scanning, indexing and positioning. Use them to move sensors, antennas, cameras, measure distance & more. See our website for more information, or call today!

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Drawer Slides Industry Information

Drawer Slides

Drawer slides are a specific type of linear slide used to mobilize drawers for easier access. Capable of compaction and extension, drawer slides allow drawers to open and close with ease. Typically mounted either underneath the drawer or on its sides, drawer slides can also be used to ensure that the drawer cannot be accidentally removed from its housing.

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Drawer Slide Design

Drawer slides are fairly simple constructions, consisting of two main components: a stationary linear base, also referred to as a linear guide or rail, and a moving carriage. Used to support and guide the rolling elements, referred to as linear bearings, the linear base is a flat, smooth surface that allows the linear bearings to travel in a controlled, precision motion rather than being free and unrestrained. The moving carriage attains mobility through the linear bearings; which can be either ball bearings or roller bearings. Used to reduce the amount of friction between an object, linear bearings allow for heavy objects to be easily moved and are typically made out of either steel or ceramic. The main difference between ball bearings and roller bearings is that roller bearings are cylindrically shaped while ball bearings are spherically shaped. Inside the moving carriage is screw assembly, consisting of either a ball screw or a lead screw and nut. To provide linear motion, the nut is threaded onto the non-rotating part of the screw and driven along the threads of the screw in the corresponding direction to the screw’s rotation. Ball screws are more commonly used because they are better able to provide reduced friction. The typical load capacity for drawer slides ranges from 50 to 100 lbs or more in heavier-duty types.

Applications for Drawer Slides

While the furniture industry is the strongest user of this type of linear slide, additional industries utilize drawer slides as well including: industrial manufacturing, for storage and racking applications; fire and rescue industries, for equipment and tool mounting and storage applications; and commercial and residential, for domestic appliance storage and shelving applications. Due to the wide range of their applications, drawer slides can be made out of diverse materials. The type of material used to manufacture drawer slides depends on its subsequent applications. For instance, a drawer slide intended for use in industrial manufacturing applications would be constructed from metals such as steel or aluminum to provide heavy-duty load bearing capabilities. On the other hand, a drawer slide intended for use in the furniture industry could be constructed from wood or plastic depending on the material of the housing or enclosure.

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